FCT’s principal activity is to invest in income-producing properties used primarily for retail purposes, in Singapore and overseas. Its primary objectives are to deliver regular and stable distributions to unitholders and to achieve long-term capital growth. The objectives are achieved through a combination of its organic, enhancement and acquisition growth strategies. FCT also owns a 31.15% equity stake in an associate of FCT, Hektar Real Estate Investment Trust, which is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.
FCT’s portfolio comprises six quality suburban malls in Singapore with a total appraised value of $2.67 billion as at 30 September 2017. These malls are Causeway Point, Northpoint City North Wing (including Yishun 10 retail podium), Changi City Point, Bedok Point, YewTee Point and Anchorpoint. FCT’s suburban malls are located in residential areas with good shopper catchment and connectivity to public transport, and they offer the shoppers a wide range of products and services that cater to their convenience, necessity shopping needs and dining options. The malls enjoy high occupancy and steady shopper traffic which underpin the stability of FCT’s net property income.
FCT has achieved steady portfolio growth and delivered stable distribution returns to unitholders through prudent capital management and successful execution of its growth strategies. Its total assets grew from S$938 million at its initial public listing to S$2.75 billion as at 30 September 2017. The distribution per unit to unitholders also grew steadily to 11.90 cents in FY2017 at a compounded annual growth rate of 6.4% over the eleven years since its listing.
FCT is managed by the Manager of FCT, Frasers Centrepoint Asset Management Ltd., a real estate management company and a subsidiary of Frasers Centrepoint Limited.